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Remembering Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941

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posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:22 PM
Today is the 68th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I have started this thread as a way to remember and honor the fallen from that day. I am posting some images of that day and encourage any who participate to post images or videos as well as relevant comments or stories. I would ask that all who participate remain somewhat respectful. I would also welcome any stories or photos from anyone who had family that fought on behalf of Japan that day. After all, we all lost people that day.

[Edit] - To apologize if this thread is in the wrong category. Seemed as good a place as any.

[edit on 7-12-2009 by ch1ldofthe70s]

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 01:43 PM
This is awsome

I am in the Civil Air Patrol. It is the Air Force auxilary and it was established the first of december, the week Pearl Harbor happened. Back then it was consisted of Civilian and military men who were pilots. Today it consists of cadets 12 years of age and older.

When Pearl Harbor happened, the Civil Air Patrol would patrol the coasts. They also sank about 7 german submarines.

Today it is now a program that consists of Air Force drills and ceremonies, emergency missions, and aerospace programs.

But I would like to say that I am thankful for those men and women that served our country, and the ones that till do. And I am proud to be in the Civil Air Patrol, and how it will help me in my future military career.

Thank you American soldiers, airmen, seamen. thank you

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by capgirl

Thank you Capgirl for alerting me about this thread.

I can only imagine the hell that was unleashed on Pearl Harbor that day.

Maybe it is just me, but with each passing year, Pearl Harbor seems to be a fading memory. Don't know if it is because people no longer care or are just too busy in their life to remember.

I refuse to forget.

Some pics the Japanese took

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:11 PM
There is evidence that Perl harbor was a false flag operation to get us into the war. Will I celebrate it.. not if there is any truth of that!

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:14 PM
U.S casualties:
2403 dead
1178 wounded


I wish I could star and flag this thread for each of them.

Enough words.........

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:17 PM
reply to post by JohnPhoenix

There is evidence that Perl harbor was a false flag operation to get us into the war. Will I celebrate it.. not if there is any truth of that!

I can respect your decision, but it isn't a celebration. Second, false flag or not, many good people died that day not knowing who attacked them. Isn't that fact itself worth remembering that tragic day?

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 03:23 PM
The OP is only asking to pay tribute to something that was tragic. Is that hard to do?

Lets put all the differences aside and just remember the fallen.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 04:44 PM
My Grandmother on my mothers side lost a brother at Pearl that day.
I've been to the Arizona it's a somber memorial.

S & F

I'll ignore all the BS myopic opinions.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:19 PM
Thanks to all that have posted here so far.

@ capgirl - Civil Air Patrol sounds like a good program. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

@ jam321 - Thanks for the link to the pics. Here is a few for anyone that didn't go look for themselves...

@ JohnPhoenix - False Flag or not this thread is to remember the day so many lost their lives. If it was a false flag event that makes all of those deaths that day more tragic.

@ - WTFover - Amen my friend.

@ - SLAYER69 - I agree with ya SLAYER. Pearls memorial is an incredible place to visit. A lot like Arlington you feel like you are walking amongst ghosts.

Thanks to all again for your posts.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 05:54 PM
Very nice thread!
My father fought in the war to end all wars.
Too bad that phrase didn't come true!

I honor the fallen and appreciate the service also!
I will never forget. S & F!

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:16 PM
I really wanna say,

only 3k? compared to the tens of thousands that die daily due to atrocities in asia and europe?

[edit on 12/7/2009 by die_another_day]

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:26 PM
reply to post by die_another_day

That is tragic. But it is also a topic for another forum.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:34 PM
Remembering Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941

68th year?

Both my grandfathers fought in the Pacific.
17 years old.


[edit on 7-12-2009 by LadySkadi]

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:53 PM

Originally posted by die_another_day
I really wanna say,

only 3k? compared to the tens of thousands that die daily due to atrocities in asia and europe?

[edit on 12/7/2009 by die_another_day]

And what does that have to do with the Sneak Attack on Pearl Harbor?

I doubt that very many that did live through that day have anything at all to do with whatever European/Asian "atrocities" that you speak of, so go create thread about it and quit whining in this guys thread.

On a side note, my son was born 16 years ago today
so its been a day of celebration for us over the last 16 years.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:57 PM
Pearl Harbor can never be a true false flag operation, because America really was attacked by the Japanese that day.

It is possible that, intelligence saw this coming and said let them attack us "FIRST", then we can declare war on them, and have public opinion on our side.
One caveat, get the carriers out to sea we don't want them caught in any attack we are going to need them.

I have heard from people that lived during this era, that there were rumors that this actually happened, and it seems plausible.

Either way it was a tragic day, and seemed almost too easy for the Japanese.
Even Admiral Yamamoto commented something to the effect that. "All I fear we have done, is awakened a slumbering dragon"
And he was right, it was the American people that they had awakened with a fierce determination at the zenith of there imperial and industrial power.
And so Japan was doomed from this point on.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 07:59 PM
The attack at Pearl Harbor was a truly horrible event and those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. False flag op or not, good men died and deserve to be honored and remembered.

It makes me wonder though, why the Copenhagen Treaty conference started today. Ignorance or omen?

Cheers - Dave

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 08:03 PM
Remembering my dad today, who joined the Navy the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. He was 17 - they were taking anybody who wanted to go. It made him, it broke him, and it remade him.

Thinking of you today, Dad.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 08:18 PM

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 08:29 PM
"'A Date Which Will Live in Infamy'"

Franklin D. Roosefeld's "Day of Infamy" Speech

To the Congress of the United States:

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that Nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State of form reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government had deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 08:36 PM
Great OP. S and F.
Just saw the special program on Pearl Harbor on History Channel, today.
I´ve also had the privilege of visiting the Arizona Memorial.
To those speaking of “false flags”. This has nothing to do with any of those theories, and besides, they have been shown to have no merit.

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